Beyond Hope and Fear - Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom
With Senior Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted
Fri. Nov. 1 (7 – 8:30 pm), Sat. Nov. 2 (9 am – noon and 2 – 6 pm), Sun. Nov. 3 (9 – noon and 1 – 5 pm)
At the heart of everything we do is the desire to experience the happiness and ease that we imagine to be possible. Yet, in our day-to-day experience our mind and our heart seem unreliable and uncooperative. During this weekend retreat, we’ll explore the uplifting and empowering message of the Buddha, that the essential nature of any experience we might have, however difficult or confusing, is a wisdom that is open and compassionately connected to the world. We’ll discover how to use the energy and richness of life, our thoughts and emotions, our hopes and fears, and our work and relationships as the foundation for the journey to awakening. We’ll learn to bring all of life’s experience to path – as the basis for inner peace and equanimity, as a source of radiant compassion, and finally, as brilliant wisdom.
This weekend program is open to anyone interesting transforming their heart and mind, experienced meditators and those who are just starting out.
Tim Olmsted has been a student of meditation for the past 40 years. For twelve of those years, Tim lived in Nepal and worked as a psychotherapist. There he studied with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time, including Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. After returning from Nepal, Tim founded the Yongey Foundation to support Mingyur Rinpoche’s activities in Asia. Tim served as director of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is the founder and president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation.
Tuition: $135 [limited income– $100). Fee includes dana offering for the teacher.
Registration through https://tergar.org/events/beyond-hope-and-fear/